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Latest update : 2011-06-16

Cults in France predict the end of the world in 2012

Today's look at some of the stories in the French media: we focus on the growing influence of cults in France as the Parliament publishes a report on the matter. Also: will cannabis be legalised in France? And the country's biggest TV channel, TF1, is to get rid of its reality TV shows.

By James CREEDON

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2016-02-05 Julian Assange

Assange #ArbitrarilyDetained

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions, both analytical and witty, to the UN Working Group's finding that Julian Assange has been "arbitrarily detained". Assange's supporters...

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2016-02-04 France

#JeSuisCirconflexe: French tweeters lament loss of ‘little hat’ over some words

Grammarphobes would have been well-advised to stay off French-language Twitter today. The major trend topic was a reform of French spelling which includes doing away with the...

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2016-02-03 UK

#Brexit or #UKinEU?

The British press slams David Cameron for his attempts to forge a deal with the EU ahead of an "in" or "out" referendum regarding Britain’s membership of the economic and...

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2016-02-03 BREXIT

#Brexit: Cameron slammed in British press over EU deal

#Brexit or #UKinEU? It's not just a battle of the hashtags but a battle of ideals, wills and political visions. We take a look at the debate in the British press.

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2016-02-02 rugby

Iowa causus buzz from Trump getting 'Cruz-ified' to #FeelTheBern

We take a look at all the online buzz in the aftermath of the Iowa causus. Also, a rugby match warm-up goes wrong - a video showing the dramatic results goes viral in France.

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